What we Offer
- Continued support and personal mentorship, alongside their degree-level training.
- Contacts and connections to industry professionals, in order to inspire, support and offer unique opportunities.
- Free tickets and invites to John Godber Company events, and associate company events.
- Invitations to observe JGC rehearsals and other upcoming productions.
- Becoming a member of a Facebook group and community giving the individuals the platform to communicate with each other and share opportunities.
- A John Godber Company branded tote bag
- Access to an ‘library’ database to borrow relevant books and plays.
- Academic support
- Funds available to pay for additional course costs such as:
- Books and scripts
- Uniform and costumes
- Theatre tickets
- Train travel for auditions
- Travel to and from the institution
- Yoga mats and fitness equipment
- Notebooks and journals
- Money towards laptops and tablets
- Graduation robe cost
- Help with headshots and spotlight membership in third year.
- Money towards extra curricular courses for example Stage Combat.
While some funding is available to all recipients, we wish to highlight that the primary purpose of The Godber Theatre Foundation is to provide support, industry connections, and creative opportunities.
Meet the team
Martha Godber – Founder
“Growing up in a theatrical family, I was very lucky to have unique opportunities, such as sitting in on rehearsals and having conversations with professional actors and theatre practitioners to whom I could always reach out to for advice. I am very aware of the benefits this gave me in terms of developing my own career as an actor and my ambition is to give similar opportunities to other young people at the start of their career. This inspired me to launch The Godber Theatre Foundation in order to support promising young creatives from my area. When starting my own drama school training at LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) in 2015, I soon became aware of the number of compulsory additional costs the course required, for things such as script fees and headshots. Not to mention the Spotlight membership subscription in my final year (a vital CV platform actors need to step into the creative industry) or gown hire prices at graduation. Sometimes, it could just be the cost of a theatre ticket, or a train fare home. It is often hard for drama students to get a job as they have a large number of contact hours. Having been through drama school training recently, I feel I am in an excellent position to relate to student’s needs.”
John Godber OBE
Each year The Godber Theatre Foundation will take up to 10 applicants from the Hull and East Yorkshire area to be part of the programme.
- Be studying Drama, Acting or a form of Theatre Arts at degree level.
- Submit a 250 word piece of writing OR a 2 minute video about yourself and why being a part of The Godber Foundation could help support you alongside your training and in the future.
- Submit a self taped monologue of up to two minutes of a piece of your choice. Or if you are studying playwriting please submit a piece of original writing for theatre of up to 500 words. Alternatively a digital portfolio if you are studying design or tech.
- Be from Hull or East Yorkshire.
Please note if including video submissions these are to be provided as a youtube or Vimeo link.
Applications close Monday 21st September